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  • Not Business as Usual: Open Source Changes IT Operations

    Not Business as Usual: Open Source Changes IT Operations

    Open source doesn't just change software: It changes how IT does its job.

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  • Colt launches cloud-based Microsoft portfolio of services

    Colt launches cloud-based Microsoft portfolio of services

    Colt Technology Services announced on Thursday that it's blending its voice and data networks with Microsoft's suite of products for enterprise customers.

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  • AT&T's New Nationwide, Mobile 5G Timeline

    AT&T's New Nationwide, Mobile 5G Timeline

    The carrier said it would offer nationwide 5G services by 2020 and its spectrum choice reveals some critical details about its coverage plans and its ability to compete with T-Mobile.

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  • CES 2019: Sprint pairs Curiosity IoT with 5G to power smart cities, autonomous vehicles | ZDNet

    CES 2019: Sprint pairs Curiosity IoT with 5G to power smart cities, autonomous vehicles | ZDNet

    Sprint is combining its Curiosity IoT platform and its 5G mobile network to power a smart city in South Carolina and an autonomous vehicle test track in Georgia, and to launch more precise mapping...

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  • The new ways we could get hacked (and defended) in 2019

    The new ways we could get hacked (and defended) in 2019

    Experts from the NSA and Darktrace discuss AI, invisible security, and why you really need to change your passwords.

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  • Containers are a work in progress for some telcos

    Containers are a work in progress for some telcos

    Last year, Kubernetes took center stage in the telecommunications industry as the primary means for managing containers, but there's still work to do. The use of containers is already underway by...

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  • IoT: Living on the Edge

    IoT: Living on the Edge

    Where is your data when you need it? Edge computing offers an alternative to processing all data in the cloud or the data center.

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  • 2019: SD-WAN market continues to flourish, but changes are afoot

    2019: SD-WAN market continues to flourish, but changes are afoot

    Using the proverbial hockey-stick analogy, SD-WAN will continue to move upward in 2019, but a maturing market will bring on some changes. There are plenty of fast-track growth numbers out there...

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  • Top telco executives make their 2019 predictions

    Top telco executives make their 2019 predictions

    With 2018 rapidly heading toward the rearview mirror, it's time to take a look at what might be coming down the road in 2019.

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  • Masergy's Ray Watson: Customers Want Security but Pay for Performance

    Masergy's Ray Watson: Customers Want Security but Pay for Performance

    Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, discusses the challenge of securing virtualized telco infrastructure and weighs in on how to handle corporate hacks as well.

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  • Industry Voices—Raynovich: Why telco automation takes a while

    Industry Voices—Raynovich: Why telco automation takes a while

    There are few more abused sets of buzzwords than "network automation." It's getting up there with "artificial intelligence." The problem is that while automation has made major progress in the...

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  • AT&T’s Extensive SDN Plans Pave Way for 5G

    AT&T’s Extensive SDN Plans Pave Way for 5G

    AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch said the carrier is at 63 percent SDN control of its network operations that can be virtualized, pushing toward its goal of 65 percent control by year-end. Visit us at...

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  • AT&T works with AWS to boost cloud recovery timeframes

    AT&T works with AWS to boost cloud recovery timeframes

    AT&T is teaming up Sungard Availability Services and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer its business customers cloud recovery support. The managed Cloud Recovery service, which is supported by...

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  • Industry Voices—Doyle: A look back and a look forward at managed SD-WAN

    Industry Voices—Doyle: A look back and a look forward at managed SD-WAN

    The widespread adoption of SD-WAN continues to impact the $40 billion market for managed business services. Technology enhancements, market consolidation and service expansion are the market...

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  • Telus: SDN Gives Us a Dynamic, Automatically Controlled Network

    Telus: SDN Gives Us a Dynamic, Automatically Controlled Network

    “SDN is going to be a very broad deployment,” said Telus’ Bryce Mitchell. “We made sure we included SDN within the NFV pods themselves.” Visit us at www.sdncentral.com for the complete article.

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  • Masergy’s New CEO Is Tasked to Grow Its SDN-Based Offerings

    Masergy’s New CEO Is Tasked to Grow Its SDN-Based Offerings

    The company was pretty revolutionary with its idea to layer SDN on top of multiple third-party transport before all the SD-WAN vendors conceived of this. Visit us at www.sdncentral.com for the...

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  • Verizon joins O-RAN Alliance board

    Verizon joins O-RAN Alliance board

    After announcing earlier this year that the xRAN Foum and C-RAN Alliance were merging, the O-RAN Alliance announced new board members—including Verizon—and a collaboration with the Linux...

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  • ONF explores next frontier: mobile-access edge cloud

    ONF explores next frontier: mobile-access edge cloud

    The Open Networking Foundation is developing its strategy around mobile-access edge cloud technologies and applications. At ONF Connect last week in Santa Clara, California, ONF members outlined...

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  • SD-WAN Will Be Fueled By Collaboration Between Cloud Providers and Vendors

    SD-WAN Will Be Fueled By Collaboration Between Cloud Providers and Vendors

    The latest numbers from IHS Markit show that SD-WAN revenue grew 23 percent from the previous quarter to $284 million. VMware continues to hold the No. 1 spot. Visit us at www.sdncentral.com for...

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  • CenturyLink survey: Midsize businesses boarding digital transformation bandwagon

    CenturyLink survey: Midsize businesses boarding digital transformation bandwagon

    Midsize businesses are starting to embrace their own digital transformations, according to a survey commissioned by CenturyLink.

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